October 23, 2016
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Lisa Ann Walter on how dancing helped pull herself together

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith

HollywoodNews.com: Lisa Ann Walter is riding high these days. The second season of her hit Oxygen show, “Dance You’re A—Off “ launches Monday (6/7) — and this Friday (6/4) marks the release of “The Killers” Ashton Kutcher-Katherine Heigl big screen action comedy, in which Walter plays a cougar “with a killer wardrobe” as she puts it.

It’s a pretty inspiring story, considering that not so many years ago, Walter was in the depths of despair with her marriage breaking apart and her self-esteem at an all-time low. Joining a dance class not only helped her pull herself out of the dumps, as she told us last year, it gave her the idea for a dance competition show with built-in body improvement as a bonus for the contestants.

Now, “DYAO” is a way of life for the actress, who finds herself staying up late answering fan messages.

To read more go to BeckSmithHollywood.com.

About Beck / Smith

Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith are among America’s leading columnists. They’ve covered the Hollywood beat for decades — Elvis and “Easy Rider” through the Jonas Bros. and “Avatar” and all the stars and their triumphs and scandals in-between. Their Creators Syndicate column, Beck/Smith Hollywood Exclusive, is a source of top celebrity interviews and entertainment news in newspapers across the country as well as online. To read more about Marylin and Stacy go to BeckSmithHollywood.com

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